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The frequency of buying and selling items online has increased significantly over the last several years. What once was an in-person sale that was likely limited to your neighbors or other close members of your community, can now be completed with strangers from hundreds of miles away.
Because the Vienna Police Department and the City of Vienna recognize that while the overwhelming majority of online transactions occur without incident, in rare instances, these transactions have resulted in robberies, batteries, and thefts across the nation. The City of Vienna is committed to providing a secure exchange point for its community members and has recently established a “Safe Exchange Zone.”
The Safe Exchange Zone is an area where you can safely meet and complete online transactions, located in close proximity to the Vienna Police Department. The presence of officers and video recording equipment should help deter criminal activity and any other unintended consequences of your transaction.
Please help and spread the word to your local “Buy, Sell and Trade” Facebook group or other online community bulletin board service and help advocate for our fellow community members’ well-being.
The City of Vienna would like to guarantee safe and fair exchanges, but currently we can only encourage citizens to be safe and smart and meet in a public place. Instituting an Internet Purchase Safe Exchange Zone is a positive first step in providing a centralized meeting location for citizens of the community and one that can actually be actively promoted.
You can find the Safe Exchange Zone in the parking lot next to the Vienna Police Department, located to the rear of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Building, and to the rear of the new shelter built in Spencer Park. It is marked by 2 parking signs that say “INTERNET PURCHASE SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE.” The Safe Exchange Zone is open to the public, and will be lit from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 7 days a week. Here you can trade legal items, including internet sales, or even conduct child custody exchanges in a safe atmosphere promoted by our police-protected and camera-monitored environment. While no one can guarantee that every exchange will be event free, the City of Vienna and the Vienna Police Department is proud to help your exchanges be as safe and secure as is reasonably possible.
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Starting April 1st, 2015, the City of Vienna will be accepting online payments for water / sewer.
The City of Vienna uses Payment Service Network to process our payments. PSN has been certified as maintaining the highest level of security as required by the credit card industry. To register for this service, please follow the link below.
When operating a motor vehicle during an emergency, there are several factors to be taken into consideration. Several of which are outlined below, including the type of disaster and the important points to take into account..
For example, during a loss of power, street lights and traffic control signals become ineffective. A driver must treat a 4 way traffic controlled intersection as a 4 way stop with traditional street signs. To review the West Virginia drivers safety handbook and refresh your memory, follow this link.
Stay in your car! Bring the car to a halt as soon as safely possible, then remain in the car until the shaking has stopped. The car’s suspension system will make the car shake violently during the quake, but it is still a safe place to be. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, overpasses and utility wires. When the quaking has stopped, proceed cautiously, avoiding bridges and other elevated structures which might have been damaged by the quake and could be damaged further by aftershocks.
Get out of the car! Never attempt to drive through water on a road. Water can be deeper than it appears, and water levels can rise very quickly. Cars can float dangerously for at least a short distance. A car can also be buoyed by floodwaters and then swept downstream during a flood. Floodwaters can erode roadways, and a missing section of road or even a missing bridge may not be visible with water running over the area. If a car stalls in floodwater, get out quickly and move to higher ground. The floodwaters may continue to rise and the car can be swept away at any moment! Remember that it only takes about two feet of moving water and your car can be buoyed and carried away.
Get out of the car! A car is the least safe place to be during a tornado. When a warning is issued, do not try to leave the area by car. If you are in a car, leave it and find shelter in a building. If a tornado approaches and there are no safe structures nearby, lie flat in a ditch or other ground depression with your arms over your head. A tornado such as the one in the background of this web page is strong enough to lift your car and carry it away. Also, do not seek shelter under an overpass. Contrary to popular belief, this is one of the most dangerous areas to be!
Stay in the car! Avoid driving in severe winter storms if possible. If you are caught in a storm and your car becomes immobilized, stay in the vehicle and await rescue. Never attempt to walk from the car unless you can see a definite safe haven at a reasonable distance. Disorientation during blizzard conditions comes rapidly and being lost in the snow is exceedingly dangerous. Turn on the auto engine for brief periods to provide heat, but always leave a down-wind window open slightly to avoid deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of snow. Exercise occasionally be moving your hands, arms, feet and legs. Do not remain in one position for long. Avoid overexertion and exposure from any shoveling or pushing of the car. Leave the dome light on at night as a signal for rescuers. If more than one person is in the car, sleep only in shifts.
- Summer Heat
Stay out of a parked car (this includes your animals)! During hot weather, heat build-up in a closed or nearly closed car can occur quickly and intensely to temperatures over 120 degrees. Children and pets can die from heat stroke in a matter of minutes when left in a closed car. Never leave anyone in a parked car during periods of high summer heat.
(Information taken from www.ussartf.org)